Tag Archives: Galileo

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

We broke the 7,000-page mark last week in our Great Books project, in case you were curious about that sound akin to shattering glass. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: The Aeneid of Virgil, Book XII (GBWW Vol. … Continue reading

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Every Action Aims at Some Good

In our Great Books project, we read only works that have had a significant influence on our culture, but right now, I can’t help but have a heightened sense of the weightiness of what we’re doing. We are in the … Continue reading

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Is This a Dagger I See Before Me?

For the next few weeks in our Great Books reading project, we’ll reading Aristotle, Virgil, and St. Augustine all at the same time. Please try to contains yourself! Here are the readings for the upcoming week: The Aeneid of Virgil, … Continue reading

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French-Speaking Philistines and Good Demons

We are knocking down major works left, right, and center in this Great Books reading project. Last week we dispensed with John Dewey, and this week we’ll take on “the Scottish play.” Here are the readings for the upcoming week: … Continue reading

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Of Philosopher-Kings and Megalomaniacs

It’s Great Books Monday once again, and our train keeps on rolling. It’s quite healthy to read something from several different time periods on a regular basis; the practice helps to keep you from unconsciously adopting the biases of a … Continue reading

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